Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins, #1) by P.L. Travers

Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins, #1)  by P.L. Travers

The movie Saving Mr. Banks is what inspired me to read this book. I had just seen the Mary Poppins movie and the new Saving Mr. Banks movie made me wonder what changed between the film and the book. There were plenty of things that did change. An example is that there were not just two kids, like in the movie, but four. The book for clarified for me the curious behavior of Mary Poppins. In the movie it seems like she was nice then all of a sudden rude to the kids. The book made more sense. The whole time she was just being super proper and not getting all emotional. This book had a surprising amount of magic in it too. Overall it was a good book and if you enjoyed the movie I think you would enjoy the book too.